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US Vice President jets in Zambia

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United States of America (USA) Vice President, Kamala Harris, has arrived in Zambia for a two-day visit. The plane carrying Ms Harris touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka at 12:58 hours today.

Ms Harris is accompanied by her husband, the Second Gentleman of the United States, Douglas Emhoff, and other US senior government officials.

She was welcomed by Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, Mutale Nalumango, Minister of Information and Media, Chushi Kasanda, Lusaka Province Minister Sheal Mulyata, Lusaka Mayor, Chilando Chitangala, and other senior government officials.

While in Zambia, Ms Harris is expected to hold talks with President Hakainde Hichilema at State House, focusing on matters of mutual interest at bilateral, global and regional levels.

The Ms Harris’ visit will also serve to advance US assistance to Zambia in accessing the digital economy, strengthening business ties and investment through innovation, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment of women.

President Hichilema has been driving the country’s economic development agenda and the visit by the US Vice President will strengthen Zambia’s partnership with the country.

She also expected to engage into other activities before touring Panuka farm in Chibombo district tomorrow, April 1, 2023.

Ms Harris is expected to leave Zambia for her country on Saturday, April 1, 2023 after concluding her visit.

In her week-long tour of Africa, Ms Harris has already visited Ghana and Tanzania.

She met Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Ado and Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan while in those countries.

In Tanzania the Ms Harris delivered her maiden speech to youths about innovation and women empowerment.

Ms Harris is on a mission to strengthen the US and Africa relationship in order to spur economic development and opportunities, and also address issues of climate change, food security and the rising youth population.

9 COMMENTS

    • AT LEAST YOU ADMIT WE CANT DO ANYTHING FORV OURSELVES
      AND NEED ANOTHER RACE TO DO IT FOR US
      WHETHER EAST OR WEST
      THANK YOU FOR ADMISSION

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    • Russia,just like China, has never colonised a single African state you dumb upnd cadre. That is because they respect Africans and see us as their equals. Go read your history and see what those imperialists did to your fore mothers. Raped them

    • Russia,just like China, has never colonised a single African state you dumb upnd cadre. That is because they respect Africans and see us as their equals. Go read your history and see what those imperialists did to your fore mothers and fathers. You slave

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    • Kaizar Zulu, you have already said enough about your love for Vladimir Putin and Russia in your comments on other articles. Dictators who have caused untold human carnage and destroyed infrastructure are your heroes. The USA has never been an imperialist country … it is Putin and Russia that are pursuing a policy of colonizing and subjugating neighbouring countries by force.

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    • Kisumpa I think it is a fact to say USA is no better than Russia in their foreign policies. They may all have not colonized any African country but let us be truthful, the USA has sponsored a lot of wars and caused suffering to many countries in Africa and Middle East. But let us put our development agenda as a country based on foreign countries who are simply there to exploit Africa.

  1. When these blacks go to the USA, it’s like there are not there…no welcome party, no pomp…no dancers, no acrobatics. Only a low ranking officer is there to meet them.

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  2. They must be tired of the dancers. I am sure they were treated to the same in Ghana and TZ. I am also questioning the need of the other ministers, our VP and our Second Gentleman would have been enough of a receiving party.
    Did Harris speak at the Democracy Summit? This article doesn’t say anything about that.

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